Common Space Apartment

This apartment has historically been shared between renter occupying the one bedroom and the rest of the community for community dinners and occasional special events.

 

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This is the kitchen, window faces garden to the east.  Kitchen cabinets are for the private use of the renter of the apartment.  Kitchen may have light use during a common meal, but other community members prepare the dinners in their own apartment.  Center island has an extra set of cabinets which face the dining room that contain community tableware, utensils, pans, etc.

 

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This is the view from the dining room into the living room.  Outside the window on the right, you can see the hot tub.  Outside the window on the left about 15 feet away is a small greenhouse.  To the right of this picture, there is a sliding glass door that leads to the garden.

 

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From the dining room into the living room—dining room chairs are normally around the dining room table, but were set up in an oval for a drum circle.  Windows are east facing toward the garden.  Kitchen is to the right. .  The living room is currently furnished with a futon couch, three large comfy chairs, and an entertainment center.  If the renter had their own furniture, it could replace any or all of this furniture.

 

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Dining room.  The large table is usually in the center of the room surrounded by the chairs.  Cabinets on the wall are for community dishes so that none of those supplies are in the kitchen.  Bookshelves have cooking and gardening books.

 

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Bedroom faces north, center garden, and second building in the project.  The closet extends the full width of the room. The room about 130 sq. ft.

 

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Bathroom is for the exclusive use of the tenant, other than during community events.

 

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Bathroom is at the end of the hall.  In the hallway there is a linen closet.

 

Note that immediately to the left of this door is another bedroom which the owners of the building are using as office/storage space.  It has an outside entrance.  The entranceway to that room, which is the depth of that bathroom wall and close to three feet wide, can be blocked off with bookcases or some other structure/furniture.

 

Pictures taken on a cloudy afternoon 3/23/10